Bob Feerick
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Bob Feerick
Bob Feerick
Bob Feerick 1948.jpg
Feerick in 1948
Personal information
Born(1920-01-02)January 2, 1920
San Francisco, California
DiedJune 8, 1976(1976-06-08) (aged 56)
San Francisco, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolLowell (San Francisco, California)
CollegeSanta Clara (1938-1941)
Playing career1946-1950
PositionForward / Guard
Number10
Coaching career1949-1963
Career history
As player:
1945-1946Oshkosh All-Stars
1946-1950Washington Capitols
As coach:
1949-1950Washington Capitols
1950-1962Santa Clara
1962-1963San Francisco Warriors
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

  • WCAC Coach of the Year (1953, 1954, 1960)
Career NBA playing statistics
Points2,936 (13.3 ppg)
Assists440 (2.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Career coaching record
NBA63-85 (.426)
College186-120 (.608)

Robert Joseph Feerick (January 2, 1920 - June 8, 1976) was an American professional basketball player, coach and general manager. He was born in San Francisco, California.

Playing career

A 6'3" guard from Santa Clara University, Feerick played for the Washington Capitols from 1946 to 1950, the NBA's first four seasons of existence (the league was known as the Basketball Association of America during the first three).[1] Playing under coach Red Auerbach, he was named to the All-NBA first team in 1947 and 1948 after averaging 16.8 (second in the league behind Joe Fulks's 23.1) and 16.1 points per game respectively. In 1949, the league's first season as the newly formed NBA, the Capitols named Feerick player-coach. In 221 games, he scored 2936 points for an average of 13.3 per game.[2]

Coaching career

After his short professional career, Feerick returned to Santa Clara as head coach of its basketball team from 1950 to 1962.[3] Feerick also was Wilt Chamberlain's personal coach with the San Francisco Warriors during the 1962-63 season.[4] The franchise had just relocated from Philadelphia and hired Feerick, the native San Franciscan, to replace Frank McGuire, who resigned rather than make the move with the team. The Warriors finished 31-49 for their first year in San Francisco after losing to the Boston Celtics in each of the previous three Eastern Division finals.

The following season, Alex Hannum replaced Feerick as coach. Feerick later served the Warriors as general manager and director of player personnel. He was a finalist for the NBA 25th Anniversary Team in 1971. He is one of only two members nominated to the team not in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.[5]

BAA/NBA career statistics

* Led the league

Regular season

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946-47 Washington 55 .401* .762 1.3 16.8
1947-48 Washington 48 .340 .788 1.2 16.1
1948-49 Washington 58 .350 .859 3.2 13.0
1949-50 Washington 60 .344 .799 2.1 8.1
Career 221 .362 .805 2.0 13.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1947 Washington 6 .318 .741 1.0 15.0
1948 Washington 1 .000 1.000 1.0 2.0
1949 Washington 2 .250 .750 3.0 4.5
Career 9 .311 .758 1.4 11.2

Head coaching record

College

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Santa Clara Broncos (Independent) (1950-1952)
1950-51 Santa Clara 9-15
1951-52 Santa Clara 17-12 NCAA Fourth Place
Santa Clara Broncos (West Coast Conference) (1952-1962)
1952-53 Santa Clara 17-7 6-2 T-1st NCAA Elite Eight
1953-54 Santa Clara 20-7 9-3 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1954-55 Santa Clara 13-11 6-6 3rd
1955-56 Santa Clara 8-16 6-8 6th
1956-57 Santa Clara 15-7 10-4 T-2nd
1957-58 Santa Clara 13-11 6-6 3rd
1958-59 Santa Clara 16-9 9-3 2nd
1959-60 Santa Clara 21-10 9-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1960-61 Santa Clara 18-9 8-4 T-2nd
1961-62 Santa Clara 19-6 8-4 T-2nd
Santa Clara: 186-120 (.608) 77-43 (.642)
Total: 186-120 (.608)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Professional

Team Year G W L W-L% Finish PG PW PL PW-L% Result
WSC 1949-50 68 32 36 .471 3rd in Eastern 2 0 2 .000 Lost in Eastern Div. Semifinals
SFW 1962-63 80 31 49 .388 4th in Western - - - - Missed Playoffs
Career 148 63 85 .426 2 0 2 .000

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bob Feerick Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". databasebasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Robert Joseph (Bob) Feerick Info Page". NBA.com. Archived from the original on 2009-12-01. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Santa Clara Magazine - A century of Bronco basketball". Santa Clara Magazine. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Basketball-Reference.com". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "All-Time Teams". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved .

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